News from SEA CREST SCHOOL
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January 19th, 2017
Reminder:
Science Festival today at 6:30 p.m. in the gym
From Our Blog: 
Permission to Pause
" Mindfulness moments have been woven into the fabric of our school" ~Dr. Tekakwitha M. Pernambuco-Wise, Head of School  

There is a fine balance between the traditions that we wish to keep in our independent schools and the push of innovation that encourages us to seek new heights. New technologies, methodologies of teaching and fierce competition from other educational establishments urge us to ever more rapid pacing to accomplish our goals – to do more with less and do it faster. Very few within our institutions are unaffected by these changes and as a result, we see increased signs of stress from our constituents, which must be addressed at all levels.  Read more.
Invention Convention in the iLab
Back in November, our second graders completed their science unit on Simple Machines with an Invention Convention in the iLab. They discovered that simple machines are part of bigger, more complex machines that make our work easier.  Read more.

***This blog post has been liked and tweeted by important educational sites!
Extended Day Program 
Spring Enrichment Classes
January 30th - May 25th (except during holidays and breaks)
Registration is required for all students who want to participate in the enrichment classes. Spaces are limited. Last day of registration is January 27th. 

All enrichment classes are included in the regular EDP rates. Click here to register and for class descriptions.

Upcoming Events
All-School Parent Education:
Managing Screen Time 
Friday, January 20th, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Think Tank
Speaker Family Therapist Donna Blethen, MFT. Learn about the latest research on digital media and our children, how/why we use digital media (information, education, connection, distraction, entertainment) and strategies for well-managed screen time. 
K-1 Parent Education:
Healthy Self-Esteem 
Monday, January 23rd, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,  Think Tank
Speaker  Licensed Clinical Psychologist Keely Sikes Rollings, a Sea Crest parent for 13 years! Raising Healthy Kids is a workshop series for Kindergarten and First Grade parents. In this workshop, l earn some ways you can help your child develop healthy self-esteem during the first and important years in primary school. 
Winter Youth Art Show
Friday, January 20th - Friday, February 3rd
Weekdays,  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Reception Celebration for Sea Crest Artists
Wednesday, January 25th, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Coastside Land Trust Gallery (788 Main Street) will feature artwork by Sea Crest School K-5 students. Through exploration of different techniques, art principles and themes, our Art Teacher, Khalid Birdsong, has inspired and challenged our young artists to tell a story with each assignment. 

This year’s show shares these stories in a wonderfully diverse, intriguing and colorful collection of self-portraits, wildlife portraits, coastal landscapes, fantastical scenes and abstract art. Visit the exhibition and support our student artists!
Mid-Year Address
Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,  Kohrs Family Center. 
A look at the present and future of our school, launching the strategic plan and dynamic teacher presentations.
Sweetheart Dance
Saturday, February 11th,  6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Kohrs Family Center 
This event is a special evening for   all daughters in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade and  a parent or other important role model! It promises to be a super fun evening with our very own DJ Beech, dancing, treats, activities, arts and crafts and more. Please join us for a memorable evening!

Tickets are $40 per pair with $20 for each additional person. A sign-up sheet and payment box will be located near the front desk until  Wednesday, February 8th . Please email Tanya Gulesserian with any questions.

***This event was a popular auction item from last year!
Ladies Night Out (Aka Moms, Martinis and More!)
Thursday, February 9th, 7 :30 p.m., Home of Amy Ramsey
Join the women of Sea Crest and all of our favorite Coastside girlfriends for a fun-filled, well-deserved evening of eating, drinking and laughter! Transportation to and from the event will be provided from multiple locations on the coast (specific points to be determined closer to the event). Tickets are $75 per person. Click here to sign up.

***This event was a popular auction item from last year!
Save the Date:
Sea Crest Auction 
Saturday, April 1st
Keep an eye out early next week for an email invitation with more information about how you can donate and all the exciting new aspects to this year's event!
Reminders
Winter Athletics Recognition Assembl y,  Friday, January 20th,  8:20 a.m., Kohrs Family Center. Please join us as we recognize our student athletes and their coaches. We are proud of all our players for their dedication and efforts this winter!

Lost & Found, Friday, January 20th. Items will be put out to claim. Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the day.

New Student Applications  Due, Monday, January 23rd by 4:00 p.m. Please utilize your  SchoolAdmin link to apply. Re-enrollment contracts for current students will be distributed electronically in February and are due by  TuesdayFebruary 28th. Please contact Director of Advancement   Michael Thompson with any admission questions.

Tuition Assistance Applications,  Due Monday, January 23rd. If you are interested in applying for Tuition Assistance for the  2017-18  school year, please  click here for more information.

Tea with Tekakwitha ,  Tuesday, January 24th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Executive Conference Room. This event is limited to eight people. Please sign up here if you would like to attend.

Book Club,  Tuesday, January 31st, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.,  Executive Conference Room. We will discuss Richard Weissbourd's The Parents We Mean To Be. Here is a recent article about the author.
Rainy Days Ahead
Parking Lot Safety

In order to keep our students safe and as the rainy season progresses, please be reminded of our parking lot safety guidelines:

  • The speed limit is 5 mph.
  • Parents walking children to class should park next to the gym.
  • Cell phones should not be used while driving.
  • Always use the crosswalks.
  • Always follow verbal and hand directions from parking lot attendants.
  • Do not leave running vehicles unattended.
  • Parents must be curbside to pick up. Please do not pick children up from traffic lane.
  • Bikes and scooters must be walked in the parking lot and on campus.

Food

With the much needed rain, we have also received unexpected visitors: ants, and we need your help to control the invasion. Please make sure to pack all foods in sealed containers and/or bags inside your child's lunch boxes.   

Got Games?

We are looking for any gently used games or blocks to actively engage the children during rainy day recess.
Thank you for your continued support!
Thank You
Thank you to the parent community for your generous gifts to each of us during the holiday season as well as the winter birthday treats on Thursday January, 5th.  We are so grateful for your thoughtful recognition of our work and for the strong support you provide throughout the school year!

~ Sea Crest Faculty and Staff
Community News
Hoop Dreams 2017 ‘Little Ballers’ Winter Basketball League, Friday January 20th, 27th, February 3rd and 10th, Sea Crest School's Gym. $60 for the four weeks. League is open to boys and girls in K-5th Grade. Session 1: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (limited to 20 K-2 & 20 3-5). Click here for more information.

Coastside “Little Bumpers” Volleyball Clinic, January 20th, 27th, February 3rd and 10th, Sea Crest School's Gym. $60 for the four weeks. Open to all students K-5th Graders. Camp will be limited to the first 30 to sign up. Click here for more information.
Photo Galleries

Do you have photos you'd be willing to share with the school for the yearbook? 

Please click here to upload them to SmugMug, or email us at communications@seacrestschool.org.  
Thank You
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